Male golfer teeing off with club in the air as sun sets behind him

For golf lovers, the SFV is the perfect place for excellent golf courses. I’ve put together a quick guide on some of the many ones located in the area.

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Angeles National Golf Club (Sunland)

  • Public course
  • 18-hole regulation course
  • Golf carts are mandatory and are included in the green fee
  • The only Nicklaus Design golf course in Los Angeles County
  • Ranked by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine as One of the Top 30 Best New Courses Worldwide and One of the Top Ten Best New Public/Resort courses in the U.S.

Balboa Golf Club (Encino)

  • Municipal course
  • 18-hole course
  • Narrow, tree-lined fairways
  • Lighted driving range and practice facilities
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • LA City Player Cards available (loyalty points, discounts, etc.)
Little girl golfing on practice green (African American)

DeBell Golf Club (Burbank)

  • For public and members
  • Located in the Verdugo Mountains foothills (15 miles north of DTLA)
  • 18-hole regulation course
  • 9-hole Par-3 golf course
  • 9-hole disc golf course
  • Hilltop Restaurant and Bar
  • Said to be the “best value for the Los Angeles area”

Harding Golf Course (Griffith Park)

  • Municipal course
  • Opened in 1923
  • 18-hole course
  • Practice putting greens
  • Driving range
  • Shares amenities with Wilson
  • Clubhouse, restaurant, bar
  • Onsite Pro – PGA Teaching professional
  • A Golf Digest “Best Places to Play” Award Winner

Knollwood Country Club (Granada Hills)

  • Public course (formerly private club)
  • 18-hole regulation course
  • Five-acre practice facility with a two-tiered driving range and two large practice greens
  • Full-service Pro Shop
  • Hosts three different clubs – Men’s Club, Senior Men’s Club, and Women’s Golf Club
  •  William F. Bell-designed championship layout
  • “Considered one of the finest daily fee golf facilities in SoCal”
  • Instruction available

Wilson Golf Course (Griffith Park)

  • Municipal course
  • Opened in 1927
  • Longest in LA at 7,000+ yards
  • 18-hole course
  • Clubhouse, restaurant, bar
  • Teaching professionals on site

Woodley Lakes Golf Course (Van Nuys)

  • Municipal course
  • 18-hole course
  • Ideal for beginner to immediate golfers
  • PGA Level 1 family tees on all 18 holes
  • Lighted natural-turf driving range
  • Practice putting and chipping greens
  • Lessons available

If you want to learn more about other courses in the area, check out DiscoverLosAngeles.com’s article, The Best Public Golf Courses in Los Angeles.


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